The teamwork theme for this month is encapsulated in a quote that encompasses the core attributes for team effectiveness. Relevant to all teams regardless of context, with application of its message critical to the recently appointed Cabinet members appointed by the UK’s new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak:
‘A team is a group of people who function together in an extraordinary way – who trust one another, who complement each other’s strengths and compensate for each other’s limitations, who have common goals that are larger than individual goals, and who produce extraordinary results.’
The above is listed in EQ4U’s ‘Team’ quotes section.
COMPLEMENTARY VERSUS COMPLIMENTARY
A reminder of the difference in meaning between ‘compliment’ and ‘complement’, included in August 202 update, noted because of several examples recently seen where the incorrect term was used.
The simple rule to distinguish between them is that a compliment is something that is given as a free item or something that’s said or written that expresses admiration, regard or congratulation, whereas complement refers to enhancement or completion. The misuse of ‘complimentary’ when it should be ‘complementary’ is frequently noted, although rarely noted the other way round.
Please continue to let me know if you have any grammar or communication notes that you would like me to include or if you have any comments.
Warmest & best wishes,